My strong interest in intercultural studies originally stems from my parents, a couple of learned men knowing all about heaven and earth in my eyes. They care much about my education, more than I do. My father wrote good stories, and my mother loved reading. Growing up in such a family, I have read a myriad of classic novels since young. Later in high school, my Chinese teacher, Ms. Zhang exerted a great impact on me. She encouraged me to read extensively, including articles of commentator in varied journals home and abroad, and she spoke highly of what I wrote in the essays, which have dramatically built my confidence in literature and broadened my international viewpoints. It’s what I grew up seeing, so it’s what I grew up being: a young
The history of international development aid can be tracked down to antiquity, however, the modern era saw international development aid begin to evolve in the 19th and early 20th century (Kapur, 2003) but the true expansion of international development aid was in the aftermath of the Second World War. The most significant events in accordance with the establishment of international development aid were the creation of The United Nations, The Marshall Plan, and The Bretton Woods conference that established the World Bank and the IMF. The modern manifestation of international development aid is extremely widespread. There are countless international organizations and governments present which all contribute to international development aid as it is a moral responsibility, however, what is the effectiveness of the aid they provide? This paper argues
I intend to continue learning Mandarin Chinese at Messiah College. Utilizing the multifaceted Chinese program at Messiah College I will have the opportunity to study Chinese art, history, and business. I will also have the opportunity to converse with native Chinese speakers. This exposure will aid me in becoming more familiar with how words are pronounced and communicate with the 1.3 billion people living in China. At Messiah, I will have the ability to study abroad in China for a semester. Studying in China would be a significant blessing because I will have the opportunity to experience the Chinese culture and the language of China first
It is no longer appropriate to say, “China is quickly emerging as a global superpower.” The fact is China is just that. Realizing this the United States of America has attempted to once again turn its focus eastward. Continuing problems at home and in the Middle East however have made doing so difficult. Additionally more and more frequently attempts at influencing the ongoing narrative in the Asia- Pacific region have been rebuffed. Even allies have found strength in the emergence of a system that fails to conform to previously prescribed methods and ideals. This leads to a fundamental question America must answer quickly. Has the growing hypocrisy of idealistic political rhetoric versus actual foreign policy finally undermined American credibility with developing nations, or for the purposes of this paper more specifically China? The answer is yes.
In the book China: A Nation in Transition, many topics are covered, including the one-child policy, religious ceremonies, and most importantly, women's rights and emancipation. In the chapter Chinese Communism and Emancipation of Women, the reader learns about various issues China has with gender inequality between men and women along with quickly growing campaigns and efforts in the pursuit of equal rights. For example, this chapter covers what rulers have done in order to help women , like when the young Mao Zedong added women studying abroad to his socialist society, along with pointing out some discrepancies between men and women, like passing the Health Care and Labor Organizations law creating limitations on jobs women can perform. On
The process of globalisation in China has been a rapid one. China’s exponential growth since the fall of Mao has lead to increased international influence – with China now operating on an international scale.
The rise in China from a poor, stagnant country to a major economic power within a time span of twenty-eight years is often described by analysts as one of the greatest success stories in these present times. With China receiving an increase in the amount of trade business from many countries around the world, they may soon be a major competitor to surpass the U.S. China became the second largest economy, last year, overtaking Japan which had held that position since 1968 (Gallup). China could become the world’s largest economy in decades.
The rise of China calls for programs to expose our young generation and their teachers to cross-cultural experiences, engage with their peers in dialogues, and full immersion opportunities in China. As a result, their cross-cultural skills, knowledge of China and a global awareness will grow, which will
The fundamental beliefs of many modern cultures present women and men as equal with the same abilities and functions; however, gender discrimination still seems to persist in some areas of the world. China, specifically, is known for gender segregation in their culture, which stems from their controversial ‘One Child’ policy (Gray). China’s long-term pursuit for global modernization has led to past issues being re-addressed. Their country’s recent demographic, educational, and occupational modernization has forced China to rethink their previous attitudes on female equality. Over the past thirty years, China has begun to recognize the potential economic benefits to their nation when involving women in the workplace and education. From
The sheer size of China alone makes it difficult to ignore but China is actively beginning to take on a key role in the world scene with its growing economy, vibrant culture, and rising sense of national pride. China is beginning to take on the role of helping developing nations and it is doing so with “an encouraging push from the Chinese government” (French 2). China has even become “Africa’s largest trading partner” because of the vast migration of Chinese people all across Africa. This migration of people to Africa not only benefits the Chinese, but many African countries are
1900s China saw a century of fluctuating development and progress, which is recognised through various political, economic and social changes. The early division of the period encountered some change for the country yet this was not as significant as the latter change in which China’s political landscape metamorphosed into one of total contrast to the former. Foreign intervention was of course a reason and usually the root cause for the changes that occurred, particularly in the first half of the century until 1962 whereby there were still some minor influences by the foreigners but other factors seemed to have caused these later changes. It could be deduced that yes, foreign powers did have a significant influence over the transformation
In the current anarchic world, The United States acts as the global hegemon. However, China’s recent rise to power has lead international relations experts, Ikenberry, Mearsheimer, Subramanian, and Friedberg, to predict an upcoming power shift in the international system. China’s increasing control over the Asia-Pacific region has threatened U.S. power. According to Waltz, the realism paradigm interprets the anarchic structure of the international community, as a constant power struggle. Although each country may be different, to survive, they must all strive for power. Under the liberalism paradigm, the system is still anarchical but cooperation may be achieved by shared norms, and aligned political and economical interests.